The 10 Most Important Things You Can Say to a Catholic
By Ron Rhodes
Harvest House Publishers, 2002, 128 pages
In this short book, evangelical apologist, Ron Rhodes, examines Roman Catholicism in comparison to God’s Word and suggests ten topics of conversation when witnessing to Catholics:
- The apocryphal books are helpful historically but they do not belong in the Bible.
- The Bible alone is authoritative, not tradition.
- Peter was a great apostle, but he was not the first pope.
- The pope, the bishops, and the magisterium are fallible.
- Mary was the mother of Jesus, nothing more.
- Justification is instantaneous, once-for-all, and entirely by grace.
- The sacrament of the mass does not appease God.
- The sacrament of penance does not absolve sins.
- There is no purgatory, nor is it needed.
- Jesus has changed my life forever.
The Gospel of salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone is radically different from the gospel Catholics have been taught. They have been told by their church that salvation comes through participating in its sacraments and then by obeying the Ten Commandments and church rules.
This little book is a valuable resource for evangelicals wishing to learn about what Roman Catholicism teaches without having to read a long tome and for Catholics who wish to learn more about the Gospel of grace. It can be ordered from Amazon.com for $9.99.
Ron Rhodes’ website can be found here.
Books about Catholicism from Harvest House Publishers can be found here.